Deep Epitome for Unravelling Generalized Hamming Network: A Fuzzy Logic Interpretation of Deep Learning


Nov 03, 2017 (modified: Nov 03, 2017) ICLR 2018 Conference Blind Submission readers: everyone Show Bibtex
  • Abstract: This paper gives a rigorous analysis of trained Generalized Hamming Networks (GHN) proposed by Fan (2017) and discloses an interesting finding about GHNs, i.e. stacked convolution layers in a GHN is equivalent to a single yet wide convolution layer. The revealed equivalence, on the theoretical side, can be regarded as a constructive manifestation of the universal approximation theorem Cybenko (1989); Hornik (1991). In practice, it has profound and multi-fold implications. For network visualization, the constructed deep epitomes at each layer provide a visualization of network internal representation that does not rely on the input data. Moreover, deep epitomes allows the direct extraction of features in just one step, without resorting to regularized optimizations used in existing visualization tools.
  • TL;DR: bridge the gap in soft computing
  • Keywords: deep learning, CNN, fuzzy logic, generalized hamming distance